After watching Aaron Blaise’s drawing Rajah video the other day I looked around Youtube to see if there where more videos. Everyone’s favorite video site has quite a few videos of people drawing Aladdin characters. I picked the ones that resembled as close to the movie versions as possible and not the artists own interpretation of the character. And yes that contradicts with what Aaron did on his video but I personally believe these characters should look on model as much as possible.
It doesn’t happen often anymore in these days of social media that someone takes the effort to put together a fansite for Aladdin. Because it’s easier to “like” or “follow” socialmedia sites like Facebook and Twitter and so express one’s fandom. I remember a time when the Aladdin fanbase was strong and active through the Aladdin Mailing List and the messageboard on Aladdin Central but that was quite a few years ago. So I was happily surprised that I go a mail from a fan who has started a new fansite this April.
Run by Jacob written in Polish the site is an hommage to the Aladdin fansites like they appeared in the late 1990’s early 2000’s complete with moving graphics and background sound. It has a nice collection of wallpapers and images and links to ROMS Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis video games for emulators to play on any computer. Plus there are summaries, images and videos (in English) of some of the better episodes from the Aladdin TV Series as well a link to Hercules Series episode where Team Aladdin had a cameo appearance.
Aaron Blaise was for 2 decades one of the best animators Disney had on their payroll. He worked on many of Disney’s top animated features of the 1990’s. His credits include “Beauty and the Beast” where he animated Beast, Young Nala on “The Lion King” and the lead character on “Pocahontas” Today he works freelance as an illustrator and is trainer. On his site The Art of Aaron Blaise he gives a demonstration on how Rajah might look like in a painterly fashion drawn digital with Photoshop. Notice that the basic drawing is done in a miniature time and then Aaron spends the rest of the 3,5 minute video fine turning the drawing.
Netflix is one step closer to ordering a new season of “Full House,” the ABC sitcom that ran from 1987-95 starring John Stamos and Bob Saget.
According to TVLine.com, which broke the news, the new show would be called “Fuller House” and would focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character of eldest daughter D.J. and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
A Netflix rep said the report is “just a rumor,” without elaborating. Warner Bros., which produced the sitcom, declined to comment.
Candace Cameron Bure is rumored to return as D.J Tanner while her best friend Kimmy Gibbler will again be portrayed by Andrea Barber. The rumors also say that most of the old cast could be returning in one form or another this could of course mean that Scott Weinger (Aladdin voice actor) could also return as Steve Hale D.J’s long term boyfriend and now maybe husband and father of her children.
I loved watching Full House and seeing the girl growup, see Danny struggeling to be aingle parent with the help of his brother-in-low Jessie “Have Mercy” Katsopolis and his best friend Joey Gladstone. So much fun!